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  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 5: Earned Value for Business Owners

    Introduction Wouldn’t you like to know whether your projects are “on-cost” and “on-time” anytime during the project?  Earned Value allows this determination to happen.  Earned value is an abstract concept, but it is more understandable to the business person when it’s compared to an income statement’s revenue recognition.   Some project scheduling software allows the computation…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 4: Devil’s in the Duration

    Schedule Blog Series Part 4: Devil’s in the Duration Introduction A project schedule is constructed with activities.  Activities represent individual pieces of work, when organized properly, define how the project is to get completed.  Activities embody a name, duration, and optionally other data.  This article will discuss determining duration. Type of Project Influences Duration Determination…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 3 – Planning the Schedule

    Part 3 – Planning the Schedule Introduction This article discusses schedule preparation so that the project manager can proceed confidently into project scheduling.  The article discusses using a proven tool, the two-dimensional Work Breakdown Structure. A schedule needs to represent all analyses, engineering, materials, equipment, software, testing, demonstration, documentation, and other work needed to complete…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 2: The truth about scheduling competently.

    Even semi-powerful scheduling software can, when used properly, offer management critical insights to project health that is otherwise unattainable.  Good software can keep a company from going bankrupt or losing its reputation.  It can also help main a positive cash flow and demonstrate to clients and sponsors that commitments are being met. I have seen…

 

 

More Information for the Small Project User

Program Leader is Task Management software designed foremost to be easy to use and forgiving. It will improve your confidence and effectiveness because it features:

 

step-change capability over free web apps and spreadsheets. It’s far less expensive and risky than competitive offerings that replace business systems. Written by an owner and contractor design/construction project manager whose software creations have been incorporated by prominent organizations, it supports issue, task, risk, and cost management for projects subject to frequent deviations from project plan or design basis.

 

Attractively designed and easily installed, learned, and operated, while forgiving user oversights,

 

Program Leader offers: a Basic mode for newcomers, guiding dialogs, report templates, tooltips, infocons, help text, wizards, data consistency checks, and training videos. In order to simplify operation, maintenance, and quick response at client’s sites (where WiFi is often private) the product operates from the user’s computer.  This enhances security as external-to-company servers are not employed.

 

In Small Project Domains, Program Leader documents agreed tasks with project team members
in a way that interactive communication principles found in The One Minute Manager* can be exercised. Program Leader affords the project manager database control so that information can be trusted. Gantt views with predecessor linkage, finish date prediction, and framing by stakeholder context visualize task flow. Performance measurement is achieved with Metric Reports.

 

More Information for the Seasoned Pro

Program Leader is Task Management software designed foremost to be easy to use and forgiving. It will improve your confidence and effectiveness because it features:

 

step-change capability over free web apps and spreadsheets. It’s far less expensive and risky than competitive offerings that replace business systems. Written by an owner and contractor design/construction project manager whose software creations have been incorporated by prominent organizations, it supports issue, task, risk, and cost management for projects subject to frequent deviations from project plan or design basis.

 

Attractively designed and easily installed, learned, and operated, while forgiving user oversights,

 

Program Leader offers: a Basic mode for newcomers, guiding dialogs, report templates, tooltips, infocons, help text, wizards, data consistency checks, and training videos. In order to simplify operation, maintenance, and quick response at client’s sites (where WiFi is often private) the product operates from the user’s computer.  This enhances security as external-to-company servers are not employed.

 

In Large Project Domains, it facilitates managing and controlling stakeholder engagement while reporting tasks that their reports are responsible to do
in order to contribute to efficient project execution, to add to the project knowledge base, and to suggest when to engage stakeholders so that the owner’s representative and project manager maintain political support. The PM gains the owner representative’s trust when issues important to the owner’s stakeholders are attended to as promised. Therefore, Program Leader supports: developmental, engineering, construction, owner-managed, and energy service company (ESCO) projects.
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